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February 24, 2014

Hartwick, O-State hoops teams reach postseason


Matt Plunkett contributed a fifth in the 200 backstroke with a program-record and NCAA B cut time of 1:50.76. Brian Edmister III placed sixth in the same event with an NCAA B cut time of 1:53.16.

Clare Nelson paced Hartwick’s women with a second in the 200 breaststroke, hitting another NCAA B cut time at 2:22.14.

Hartwick’s women also placed fourth in the state and third in the E8 with 878 points. Ithaca won the 15-team women’s championships with 1,443 points, followed by Stevens (1,264) and Union (925).

On Saturday, Ben Detar swam an NCAA B cut time with a 1:51.55 in the 200 butterfly. He also joined Brad Ranson, Joey Mulvehill and Plunkett for another NCAA B cut time of 6:52.13 for fifth in the 800 free relay.

Lindsay Bierwert’s third in the 200 butterfly (2:09.31) led Hartwick’s women. Nelson had a third in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.18) as well.

SUNYAC Championships

Colton Roe earned First Team All-SUNYAC honors Saturday with a second in the 200 backstroke, finishing in an NCAA B cut time of 1:52.11 to lead Oneonta State’s men to a third-place finish in the SUNYAC Championships at Erie Community College.

Roe teamed with Lucas Santiago, Ryan Walsh and Anthony Franchi for a program-record 3:12.46 in the 400 free relay, which was good for fifth place.

Santiago took second in the 200 butterfly on Friday and Jermaine Miller did the same on the 3-meter diving board, the latter with 509.50 points.

Miller will compete this weekend at the NCAA Northeast Regional Diving Championships at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is attempting to qualify for the NCAA D-III Championships for the third consecutive year.

Lauren Zentko and Chandler Shepard (Delhi) earned Second Team All-SUNYAC honors for Oneonta’s women, who placed fourth in the three-day conference championships.

Zentko took part in seven program records set during the SUNYACs, including three Saturday. She set school records with a second in the 1,650 free (17:33.06) and the 1,000 free (NCAA B cut 10:33.33).

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